There are 4 ways to get from Interlaken to Lugano by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Como 417

$32 - $55

3 alternative options

Train via Bern  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$104 - $197

Train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...

$82 - $143

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Lugano 145.1 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Lugano is 113 km. The road distance is 232.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Interlaken to Lugano, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Lugano via Bern and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Interlaken to Lugano once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Interlaken to Lugano via Bern and Zürich HB in around 4 h 45 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Como
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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